Zetland FM Local News - 16th October 2023
Emergency services were called to attend an incident on a major road in our area on Friday evening;
A dog owner has appeared in court after his pet allegedly attacked a police officer;
...and Police have thanked communities across Redcar and Cleveland for providing information which has helped see numerous people arrested for house burglaries.
Emergency services were called to attend an incident on a major road in our area on Friday evening.
Shortly after 7pm police were called to the A174 close to the eastbound approach to the Wilton roundabout following the incident, which is believed to have involved a vehicle which had left the road.
One lane of the carriageway was blocked by emergency services which lead to lengthy traffic queues building up on the A174.
No further details of the incident have been released, and it is not yet know if anyone suffered any injuries.
A dog owner has appeared in court after his pet allegedly attacked a police officer.
36-year-old Ben Heke appeared at Teesside Magistrates Court last week charged with being in charge of a dog which was 'dangerously out of control' and caused injury.
The alleged incident took place on August 4th and saw a Cleveland Police officer injured.
Mr Heke, of Grangetown, pleaded guilty and the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
He was told to attend Teesside Magistrates' Court on November 8 for sentencing.
Police have thanked communities across Redcar and Cleveland for providing information which has helped see numerous people arrested for house burglaries.
In the last 30 days, our area has seen a 22% reduction in these burglaries when compared with the same period last year and officers are urging the public to continue to tell us who is committing crime and where so they can take action against suspected offenders.
Officers work with intelligence and analyst colleagues to identify and gather information on the current top five targets for trending crimes, including house burglaries, so they can deal with suspects as a priority.
In just the last month, four male suspects have been charged with burglary and remanded.
Two men were charged in connection with multiple offences in the Guisborough area and are now in prison.
And another man, aged 23, was charged with aggravated burglary and he's being monitored while the case goes through the judicial process.
Additional plain clothed patrols are deployed to the areas which police have identified as most affected, and officers work with local partner agencies to monitor anyone who's been bailed to make sure they're keeping to any sanctions issued by the courts.